(But this isn’t her. This is Rhea Lynne Conner from Monroe, Tenn. won a $5,000 college scholarship, a supply of snacks, a Madame Alexander Little Debbie 50th Anniversary doll and a $50 gift card for looking the most like Little Debbie at an event in Atlanta.)
Betty Crocker might sound like someone’s mom or grandma who perfected family recipes in her kitchen at home, but she’s a total marketing fabrication. The same goes for Mrs. Butterworth. Though her personage may be featured on the company’s pancake syrup bottle, it’s rumored that the bottle-lady was modeled on actress Butterfly McQueen, not someone’s flour-covered mother or auntie.
But Little Debbie? Little Debbie was real.
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